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Sharks tame Cheetahs in Bloemfontein

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The Sharks defeated the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein 29-22 in Round 2 of the 2013 Super Rugby tournament.

The Sharks beat the Cheetahs in tight clash in Bloemfontein, which saw the visitors come out 29-22 winners.

In the opening 10 minutes, the Cheetahs executed a solid drive from a lineout, and Philip Van der Walt pushed over to grab the 5 points. Goosen was unsuccessful with the penalty.

Following some Lambie penalties, a loose ball from a lineout was excellently picked up by Mvovo, who stretched his legs and showed his space to speed through the defence and over the Cheetahs’ line.

The Sharks replied with a driving maul of their own and Coetzee grabbed the spoils from the powerful rolling forward pack.

The Cheetahs hit back with a great try, as Van der Walt made a half break and offloaded to Labuschagne, who raced away towards the tryline.

A great pass by Goosen then put Johan Sadie through the Sharks defence and, despite the chase from defenders, made it over in the corner.

Rugby Informers player of the match: Philip Van der Walt – despite being on the losing team, Van der Walt was prominent in defence, and even more impressive in attack. The big number 8 caused trouble for the Sharks’ defence with his offloading and dynamic running ability.

The scorers:

Cheetahs:
Tries: 
Van der Walt, Labuschagne, Sadie
Cons: Goosen 2
Pen: Goosen

Sharks:
Tries: 
Mvovo, Coetzee
Cons: Lambie 2
Pens: Lambie 5

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Andrew Wassung

    February 25, 2013 at 10:21

    Despite being a big Lambie fan, that pass from Goosen that put Sadie in the gap was awesome!

    • Jeremy Proome

      February 25, 2013 at 10:23

      Haha! It was! Goosen takes the ball really flat, and has this ability to stop the defender in front of him, and in one movement, turn and launch really flat passes. I hope he keeps up that kind of attacking mindset throughout the season!

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